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Thefts hit Wapak businesses

October 31, 2011

Three thefts — two at Bellefontaine Street businesses and one on Lima Street — were reported last week.
Gretchen Hager, who works for Radio Shack, reported to Wapakoneta Police Department officers the theft of a PlayStation game controller valued at $29.99 from the business. The theft occurred between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the store located at 1252 Bellefontaine St.
The theft would be a first-degree misdemeanor.
Two suspects are believed to be involved in the theft.

WMS student enjoys school, dancing and reading

October 31, 2011

A Wapakoneta Middle School seventh-grader says she enjoys all aspects of schools.
Thirteen-year-old Cassidy Hughes enjoys the social time with her friends and also the academic part and being challenged in her classes.
“I like everything about school,” Cassidy said. “I like hanging out with my friends and I’m interested in learning.”
Cassidy said she enjoys many subjects, including language arts, science and social studies.
“I like to read and writing,” the student said. “I read a lot.”
When asked what her favorite book was, Cassidy could not pin-point just one.

Herbert C. Topp, 72

October 31, 2011

Dr. Herbert C. Topp, 72 of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 due to an automobile accident.
He was born Aug. 1, 1939 in New Bremen.
For over 47 years he was the owner and operator of the Mechanicsburg Veterinary Clinic. His survivors include his wife, Helen, his son, Douglas A. (Barbara), his daughter, DiAnn (William) McMillen, four grandchildren; his brothers, Marvin (Linda) and Thomas, his sisters, Martha (Paul) Ewing and Doris (Jerry) Carr and several nieces and nephews.

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FOOTBALL: Kenton denies Wapak perfect season

October 29, 2011

The kings are still on the throne.
They left little doubt of that.
Maty Mauk sliced his way through the Wapakoneta Redskins defense — both in the air and on the ground — to lead the Kenton Wildcats to a 52-32 win in a battle of Western Buckeye League unbeatens Friday night at Harmon Field.
The win gave Kenton (10-0, 9-0 WBL) its fourth-straight league championship and denied the Redskins’ (9-1, 8-1) bid for a 10-0 season.
“He was a man among boys tonight,” Wapak coach Doug Frye said of Mauk. “Take him out of the picture and we’ve got us a football game.”

FOOTBALL: W-G routs Gophers

October 29, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — One thing is for sure, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers took care of their side of the bargain.
With a score more suited for the easy setting on the Madden Football video game, the Tigers defeated Ridgemont 72-30 Friday night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Most importantly, the Tigers clinched an outright Northwest Central Conference title with the win.
Unfortunately for W-G, the playoff points did not work out in its favor as Lockland edged out the Tigers for the eighth and final spot after its win Friday night.

Businesses brace for street work

October 28, 2011

Two years of road reconstruction factored into a decision by one business owner to relocate, while other business owners along East Auglaize Street have decided to stay the course.
Deb Kiser, who started New Beginnings Decorating with her sisters, Jennifer Hixenbaugh and Darlene McElroy, and then purchased D. Lynn Moon Florist, said several issued factored into their decision to relocate the combined business from the intersection of Auglaize and Water streets to downtown Wapakoneta.

Coordinator receives national recognition

October 28, 2011

A coordinator for a local non-profit agency recently received an award for his hard work.
Anthony Wells, employment and training coordinator for Experience Works, in Wapakoneta, earned national recognition for service to older workers.
Wells recently received the organization’s 2011 Changing Lives Awards, which brings recognition to his efforts to help low income older workers obtain training they need to find jobs in their communities.
“It made me feel really good,” Wells said. “I never expected it. It’s good to be recognized as someone helping to change lives.”

Residents in favor of renovations

October 28, 2011

The majority of East Auglaize Street residents interviewed by the Wapakoneta Daily News backed the massive road reconstruction and beautification project scheduled for 2013.
While some residents did express some reluctance about losing some of the trees as part of the overall street project, all but one of the 10 residents contacted between the 300 and 600 blocks on East Auglaize declared their approval of the project.
“It stinks to lose the trees for shade,” said Paul Keith, who lives at 601 E. Auglaize St, “but every thing needs updated from time to time.”

Wapak football player under investigation

October 28, 2011

A Wapakoneta Redskin football player is not being permitted to play in tonight's game against the Kenton Wildcats after school officials were notified by Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) of an investigation regarding the player, the Wapakoneta Daily News learned Thursday night.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner confirmed the information this morning, noting school officials were informed Thursday of the investigation and of a possible violation.
Varsity football coach Doug Frye informed the team of the alleged infraction during a team meeting on Thursday.

Administrator named: Wapak man hired for position

October 28, 2011

The Auglaize County commissioners hired Timothy Klopfenstein as the new county administrator.
Commissioners John Bergman and Doug Spencer confirmed that Klopfenstein had agreed Thursday to take the position in a telephone call.
“We are very happy with the choice,” Bergman said. “We were very pleased with the number of applicants we received. We had some very good applicants.”
Klopfenstein, of Wapakoneta, will begin in his new position on Nov. 28. His initial salary is set at $60,000 annually.
Bergman said a formal announcement for Klopfenstein’s hiring will be released next week.

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